Key West Inshore Fishing Charters

Key West Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Inshore Fishing in Key West

No matter what time of year you head to the southernmost tip of the US, thrilling fishing awaits. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can catch Tarpon all year round, and boasts Permit and Bonefish too. These three make up the “Grand Slam” of inshore fishing – an honor for anglers everywhere. Step aboard a Key West inshore fishing charter and find out for yourself!

What to Expect

Incredible fishing awaits just seconds from shore. Even a four-hour Key West inshore fishing charter will see you fill the boat. If you want to hone your fishing skills, trips also last six or eight hours. Hop aboard and test your skills against some tough-fighting beasts.


For non-stop, rod-bending action, hit the backcountry. These waters are overflowing with feed that predators love to hunt. Sight cast in the clear water and go after anything from a monster Tarpon to delicious Snappers and Trout. 
The backcountry is the ideal place to learn to fish. The water here is calm and gentle, so you won’t get seasick! With the prospect of a bite every minute, you’ll be a pro in no time. Your experienced guide will show you how it’s done, while avid anglers will love the non-stop fishing. 


If you’re a seasoned angler then a trip to the flats won’t disappoint. Your best bet of landing the Grand Slam is in these murky waters. Utilize all your skills and cast without disturbing the spooky fish around you. As you feel the bite, you’ll know that you’re in for a thrilling battle. 
Most Key West inshore fishing charters take place aboard skiffs or flats boats. Your captain will power the boat with a push pole, allowing you to navigate even the skinniest of waters. You’ll mainly sight cast, so keep your eye out for boats with a casting platform. 

How to Prepare

You’ll want to cover up from the sun. Wear long sleeves, a cap, and bring sunscreen. Check with your captain if they provide water, but you’ll want to bring some snacks and drinks of your own too. 
If you want to go fly fishing, check with your captain if the gear is included. In most cases, you’ll be advised to bring your own. 
Everything else you need, including a license, is taken care of. So come and check out a Key West inshore fishing charter!
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Reviews of Fishing in Inshore Fishing in Key West

Fishing with Mike
Matt S. fished with Michael O’Brien Charters on August 11, 2020
Sometimes the fish aren't biting. There are no guarantees. Enjoy the view and the scenery and conversation if nothing else.
Evening half day trip with Ryan
Kate Z. fished with Good Times Key West on July 26, 2020
Sunscreen!!!! Also, have an idea of what type of fishing you’d like to do before booking and heading out, that way your captain can get you to the best spot!
Half Day with captain Hugh
Karl Z. fished with Reel Easy Charters on July 16, 2020
Just be watch, learn and enjoy being out on the water.
Yellow Jacks!!
Judy O. fished with Good Times Key West on July 6, 2020
Be ready to catch some fish. By hiring a guide, you have everything you need at your fingertips.... Bait, tackle, water and a nice boat to get you onto the water. Morning fishing is probably the best, as the afternoons can be extra steamy and fish may be sluggish.
Great Yellow Jack Fishing with Captain JJ
Asterios H. fished with Reel A Salt on June 26, 2020
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.
Half Day with Captain Russ
Tony D. fished with Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West on August 14, 2019
Book your trip with a Captain who knows the area and Captain Russ has been in the Key West area fishing his entire life.
Half day trip with Ryan
Rebecca M. fished with Good Times Key West on August 2, 2019
Make sure you have something to put on to cover your skin from the sun...our Florida sun is hot in August!!
Fishing with Damon
Stephen T. fished with Fish Key West - The Coolcast on August 1, 2019
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Key West